WAYNESFIELD — Nick Wolke, 17, a graduating senior has fond memories of Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
“I’ve been here at Waynesfield all of my life. I’ve played basketball ever since third grade. Track, I started picking that up in my eighth grade year and I’ve done those ever since,” he said.
Wolke, a sprinter, competed in the 400, 200, and 100 meter races.
He is still trying to pick a college he’ll attend in the fall.
“I’ve been leaning towards sports management or business management. I’ve been involved with sports all of my life and I’ve always been a fan. I’m on the right path,” he said.
His love for sports could translate into skills he can use in whatever he ultimately decides to do.
“With sports you tend to develop good teamwork skills, being a part of a basketball team, good communication and just learning how to be a part of a team and doing your own part and just working well with others. That can go along with anything from school to work,” he said.
So what does he like about his experience at Waynesfield-Goshen High School?
“The relationship with the teachers. It’s a small school. You get to know everyone. They can talk to you on a personal level,” he said.
His principal is impressed with the person he’s become.
“Nick, I’ve gotten to know really well. He works hard in the classroom. His family has an educational background so he and I have talked a lot about education, what his family does, his father’s a principal as well so I look up to a lot of things that Nick stands for and works really hard here at school. (He) leads by example and is someone I know will have a lot of success when he leaves W-G,” said Brian Hogan, principal.
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